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Challenge: Complementary Colors II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus E-300 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: shed in backyard
Date: Oct 2, 2005
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80 sec
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2005

Red and green still life taken in the window of an old shed with morning light...stood on gooseneck part of my horse trailer and shot straight as I could at the window many times and at many angles; watched the lighting change as sunlit areas slowly moved over the window and liked this shot the best of maybe 30 attempts..levels, shadow/highlights, cropped, unsharp mask, brightness/contrast...I know many people will not like the darkness in background but the simplicity and lighting that I used reminded me of a painting. As an aside, I was looking later for the pears to eat, couldn't find them in house and realized I had left them sitting in shed window.

Post challenge comment: I'm delighted that many people saw the idea of a painting in this image...this is what I wanted to achieve; what more can be said..except, thank you for seeing something of art in my vision.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 318
Avg (all users): 6.6518
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.4561
Avg (non-participants): 6.8195
Views since voting: 2795
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 247
Comments: 33
Favorites: 10 (view)


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05/09/2006 07:04:45 AM
This really does look like a fine old painting. Love the colors and textures. I really liked your description of how you shot it, too...LOL...sounds like how I shoot things out here in the country. Exceptional image...well done! :)
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10/17/2005 11:05:51 PM
My schedule allowed me some time to check in on my favorites tonight, and I wanted to send my congratulations on a very fine photo and a great finish.
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10/12/2005 08:42:28 AM
Thanks to everyone for all the positive comments and critiques...I guess this image appealed to others as well as myself...this is quite a thrill to be in top 10...

Message edited by author 2005-10-13 11:30:45.
10/12/2005 07:03:17 AM
Yours was the winner for me. This photo is art. Beautifully done. Thank you.
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10/12/2005 12:48:34 AM
Loved this one! Congratulations on a top 10.
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10/12/2005 12:30:23 AM
Elegant solution to the challenge and a really wonderful composition. Didn't vote (maybe because I'm colourblind!), but I would have given this 10, I promise.
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10/12/2005 12:29:54 AM
This is just lovely. Very well done. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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10/12/2005 12:13:24 AM
Congrats on the top 10. I'm so glad it did well. One of my favorites.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2005 11:03:05 PM
I really like the simplicity of this, the wood frame on right and bottom only works really well, and the placement of the pears for the specific colors to be shown is done really well - good work!
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10/10/2005 07:30:52 PM
Goodness! This could be used ih personification! They almost look like they are talking about the one on the left! LOL!
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10/10/2005 11:45:25 AM
really nice photo!
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10/10/2005 10:23:19 AM
Nice composotion, nice framing, lovely colors...
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10/09/2005 03:38:33 AM
I like this image's simplicity. So I guess, in some ways, it is the totally black background that makes it for me.
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10/08/2005 03:17:46 PM
Very nice composition, very sharp, I really like it.
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10/08/2005 10:46:19 AM
Print quality shot. Reminds me of those inspirational prints people buy: "the passage of time may change your colors but family always remains by your side"
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10/08/2005 02:20:55 AM
One of the most original and beautiful entries: the arrangement of the pears defies most other displays exhibited in the competition. I also like the shadows and the courtyard atmosphere, the blackened wood, the color of the pears...
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10/07/2005 03:45:04 PM
interesting still ife
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10/06/2005 11:18:03 PM
Very nice take on the challenge. The composition is superb. 9
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10/06/2005 05:50:34 PM
full 10 for you !
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10/06/2005 12:53:12 PM
Well composed and lit well done
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10/06/2005 09:52:10 AM
Simple, elegant, aesthetically pleasing still life. 10
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10/05/2005 09:31:51 PM
Very nice. I like it a lot.
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10/05/2005 06:16:28 PM
Like this image, but personally I think a crop to lose some of the black space accross the top would help a little. The pears themselves are really nice and I like the arrangment too.
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10/05/2005 04:23:06 PM
Very professional looking. 10
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10/05/2005 12:56:42 PM
I love this picture! Very well composed. 10
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10/05/2005 12:19:48 PM
I'll pretend that is red on the pears even though it is not red on my monitor. I like the composition--the wood and the simplicity.
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10/05/2005 11:27:17 AM
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10/05/2005 10:13:23 AM
Colors, composition, and objects are lovely and interesting to look at. I like that you have the three pairs resting on a old window wood frame - the texture of the wood adds additional interest to this "Still Life" capture. Lighting is very good on the main subjects. My only critique is that there is to much 'blank space' floating around the main subject of focus. Cutting down that 'empty' black space by say half to get a closer crop or zoom in on the three pears would have improved the overall image.
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10/05/2005 10:12:01 AM
I didn't comment on this until I came back for a second review. Not only did I up the score but the more I look at it, the better it is. This would make an awesome print. The frame of the old rotting wood is great. The light bouncing off of the pear on the right pear is a nice touch. The glow of the other two really makes for interesting appeal. It is quite artfully done. The use of negative space is spot on. 10
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10/05/2005 09:40:17 AM
Very nice, excellent composition, meets the challenge.
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10/05/2005 07:19:34 AM
great shot
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10/05/2005 02:13:47 AM
appeals to me!
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10/05/2005 01:11:56 AM
Good eye for still life! This is poster worthy. 8.
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